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Peter Handke

Histoire d'enfant


Le narrateur, séparé de sa femme, vit seul avec son jeune enfant, en Allemagne d’abord, puis à Paris où ont lieu les premiers contacts avec l’école et la «langue étrangère». Pour eux, la vie quotidienne, nourrie d’aspiration au bonheur et de violence contenue, s’avère être, par tâtonnements, un long apprentissage réciproque. Elle prend pourtant figure d’épopée sous la plume tendre et grave de Peter Handke, qui décrit ici ce que l’on élude habituellement : de menus faits, certes, mais d’une exceptionnelle grandeur.

«Ce qui est raconté ici, c’est l’histoire fondatrice de la vie individuelle, ce qui donne son sens aux choses car cette histoire d’enfant est engagée au plus profond de l’histoire, non seulement de l’homme qui la raconte, mais de notre époque tout entière.»
Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2019
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 112
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782072852527
ISBN 10: 2072852528

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Histoire d'enfant